Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research.
Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. It is Switzerland’s second largest university with more than 17000 students of 150 different nationalities and no less than 3950 researchers (including 595 professors) of 113 nationalities, who study and work in 9 different faculties (Science; Medicine; Humanities; Law; Theology; Psychology and Educational Sciences; Economics and Management; Social Sciences; Translation and interpreting).
The university enjoys a strong international reputation, both for the quality of its research (it ranks among the top institutions among the League of European Research Universities) and the excellence of its education. This acclaim has been won in part due to its strong ties to many national and international Geneva-based organizations, such as the World Health Organization, the International Telecommunications Union, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
UNIGE offers more than 280 types of degrees and more than 250 Continuing Education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine and humanities. As a result of its history and its strategic choices, the UNIGE made possible a diversity of research areas to emerge in which the institution excels. Therefore, its research strengths are life sciences (genetics, molecular and chemical biology, bio-informatics), chemistry, physics of elementary particles, astrophysics and also some specific fields in social sciences and humanities. Due to its high level standards in research and its many disciplines, the UNIGE is ranked among the best three generalist French-speaking universities and among the 150 best universities in 20000 worldwide universities.